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HOLIDAY HEROES: Stories of Good Deeds in Our Communities This Winter

HOLIDAY HEROES: Stories of Good Deeds in Our Communities This Winter

We know how challenging winter can be for so many Canadians, especially now with hunger and uncertainty at all-time highs. Now is the time to give and support our local community members in need. Here are a handful of holiday heroes and their stories of good deeds to inspire us through the holiday season.

RECIPE: Coconut Drops by Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

RECIPE: Coconut Drops by Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre

Hosting family and friends is not in the card for this holiday season but this doesn’t mean we can’t share food with neighbours and our community. The Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre has supplied this simple, yet yummy Coconut Drop recipe with that in mind.

THE IMPACT OF GIVING: What Your Support Has Helped Us Achieve

THE IMPACT OF GIVING: What Your Support Has Helped Us Achieve

Second Harvest is committed to getting food to Canadians experiencing hunger. During the pandemic, our charitable work has grown increasingly important to ensure everyone has access to the food they need to nourish themselves and their families.

RECIPE: Chicken & Pineapple Stirfry

RECIPE: Chicken & Pineapple Stirfry

The drop-in meal program at Church of the Redeemer is a safe and welcoming space where their community can feel valued and take steps towards healing and transformation. Click below to get this yummy recipe.

Quesada Burritos & Tacos Launches Kindness Menu

Quesada Burritos & Tacos Launches Kindness Menu

The next time you stop at Quesada, you may notice Second Harvest featured on the Quesada Kindness menu as a recipient for a portion of the proceeds from some items on that menu until Dec. 31, 2020.

RECIPE: Eggplant Pizza by Believe to Achieve

RECIPE: Eggplant Pizza by Believe to Achieve

Believe to Achieve is an organization that serves children from 6 to 12-years-old in an after school program and children 13 and above in a youth program. This delicious recipe was provided for the Second Harvest Cookbook.

Scotiabank Toronto WATERFRONT MARATHON 2020

Scotiabank Toronto WATERFRONT MARATHON 2020

Team Second Harvest will be virtual for the annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon charity challenge and we hope you will join us! Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 which will allow us to rescue and deliver enough fresh, healthy food for 40,000 meals for people experiencing hunger.

3 FREE E-LEARNINGS: Your Food Waste Education Starts Here

3 FREE E-LEARNINGS: Your Food Waste Education Starts Here

In Canada alone, 58% of all food produced is lost. This is socially unjust and ecologically unsustainable. But you can do something about it. Join our free online learning sessions and learn how to reduce and recover your food waste where you live and work.

24 Good Deeds (Oct 1–Dec 24, 2020)

24 Good Deeds (Oct 1–Dec 24, 2020)

Second Harvest is proud to have been chosen as one of the Canadian organizations included in this year’s 24 Good Deeds calendar, where counting down to Christmas also means giving back! It’s the perfect way to countdown for friends, family and co-workers alike!

STRENGTH & GENEROSITY: Hero Truck Pull Unites a Community

STRENGTH & GENEROSITY: Hero Truck Pull Unites a Community

Goodwill mixed with corporate might, physical strength and a dash of laughter are a powerful combination. This is especially true when it sheds light on the important work surrounding food rescue and hunger relief. Such was the case at Second Harvest’s second annual Hero Truck Pull challenge.

St. Lawrence Market Food Rescue Team Thanks Tracy and Una

St. Lawrence Market Food Rescue Team Thanks Tracy and Una

After a decade of volunteering with the St. Lawrence Market Food Rescue team, Una and Tracy are hanging up their aprons. We spoke to them about the importance (and rewards) of rescuing good, fresh food from the market and delivering to social services organizations.